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Workers’ rights agencies to be merged

The government it set to launch a single enforcement body to protect workers’ rights and clamp down on unscrupulous employment practices. The new body – yet to be named –  will be responsible for tackling …

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Age discrimination cases rise sharply at Tribunals

The number of age discrimination complaints to employment tribunals increased by 74% in the past year, new research has suggested. According to Rest Less, a website “community” for people over-50, the number of receipts under …

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TUC research points to employment downside of AI

TUC research has found that the use of ‘objective’ artificial intelligence (AI) is more likely to exacerbate discrimination and unconscious bias in the workplace and open up employers to complaints and legal challenges. The study …

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Case law updates

Lack of “fair and thorough” investigation leads to successful UD claim

A tribunal has ruled that a caretaker was unfairly dismissed after showing colleagues his swastika tattoo. It said the decision to dismiss Mr Horvarth, who worked for Lidl supermarket chain for six years was not …

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Girlguiding responds to adverse discrimination audit

Girlguiding has apologised and set out a new strategy after an audit found discrimination within the organisation. The audit, involving over 200 people within Girlguiding, including volunteers, girls, parents, carers and staff, revealed instances of racism, Islamophobia, homophobia, …

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Protect survey shows whistleblowing law needs fixing

As part of its Let’s Fix UK Whistleblowing Law campaign the Whistleblowing charity Protect commissioned a YouGov survey of 2,005 people in March-April 2021 to find out how UK workers felt about whistleblowing in their …

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